Clay Buchholz (top right) was pretty good as a general rule, until
the Blue Jays started getting to him around the 4th inning. He ended
up allowing 3 earned runs in 5+ innings, making him 0-2/6.60/8 to
start the season. Bobby Jenks earned the loss, however, with 4 runs
allowed in just 1/3 of an inning. Kevin Youkilis (left) had a pretty good
game, going 1-2 with a home run, 2 RBIs two walks, and two runs
scored, making him now .200/1/4. Marco Scutaro (1-3 today) and
Dustin Pedroia (1-4) each had key hits and are now, respectively,
.188/0/6 and .348/2/6. Today, at 1:10, the Sox will send Josh Beckett
(1-1/2.08/14) up against Jo-Jo Reyes (0-1/5.23/9) for the second game
of the series.
Clay Buchholz- Buchholz was not bad, retiring 10 straight hitters at one point.
Felix Doubront- Got the Red Sox out of a jam with 2/3 shutout innings
Dan Wheeler- His first good outing of the year? Probably
Jonathan Papelbon- A scoreless 9th
Kevin Youkilis- 1-2 with a 2-run homer and 2 runs scored
Jed Lowrie- Came in in a clutch situation and delivered an RBI single
Marco Scutaro- Maybe the key hit of the game with that double
Bobby Jenks- The loss and 4 runs in a third of an inning
Carl Crawford- 0-5 in the leadoff spot
Adrian Gonzalez- 0-4 in the #3 spot
J.D. Drew- 0-4 with 3 runners left on base
Jarrod Saltalamacchia- Do I have to keep putting his name on here?
I am extremely disappointed that both the Red Sox gave up the lead and that they couldn't come
back, but it was a good game.